All MAX lines disrupted due to a signal issue on the Steel Bridge.

All MAX lines disrupted due to a signal issue on the Steel Bridge.

Updated: 8:54pm, Thu. Apr. 25, 2019

All MAX lines disrupted due to a signal issue on the Steel Bridge. Shuttle buses serving between Old Town/Chinatown, Union Station, and Rose Quarter Transit Center. Expect major delays.

MAX in Downtown Portland

Westside Transit Project

Opened on September 12, 1998, the second MAX line connects Hillsboro to Downtown Portland.

MAX Blue Line
Hillsboro/City Center

  • Opened: September 12, 1998
  • Length: 18 miles
  • Stations: 32
  • Construction: July 1993–September 1998
  • Cost: $963 million
Tunnel construction Construction on the tunnel under the West Hills

Highlights

  • Connects Hillsboro, Beaverton and Portland City Center
  • Funded by the Federal Transit Administration (73%), state transportation funds (12%) and local bond measure (15%)
  • Completed on schedule and within budget
  • A national model for integrating public art with transit station design
  • Includes three-mile, twin-tube tunnel under the West Hills
  • Low-floor train cars improved access for people with mobility impairments
  • Washington Park Station is deepest transit station in North America at 260 feet underground
  • Catalyst for $825 million in residential and commercial development
  • Ridership has exceeded expectations